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Mom creates viral FB page after son says he has no friends

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Derek Drake) -- A Michigan mom has given her son something he'll cherish forever, friends.

10-year-old Colin has Asperger's Syndrome, something that makes social situations difficult.

When Colin's mom wanted to throw him a birthday party, Colin asked her not to because he had no friends and the kids at school "don't like me," and "make fun of me."

That's when his mother got a great idea... She created a birthday Facebook page the quickly went viral on the popular social media site.

Colin's mom wrote this as the main post, pinned to the top of "Happy Birthday Colin":

"I am Colin's mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin's disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don't like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn't a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day."

The post has garnered nearly 100,000 likes and has been shared over 15,000 times. The page, and Colin, now has over 1 million likes with comments coming in from around the globe.

Colin's mom says she hopes to keep the page a secret until March 9, but she said he's heard chatter around school that he was on the news.

If you'd like to send a birthday greeting to Colin, you can send them to:

PO Box 756
Richland, MI 49083-0756

Or go to the Happy Birthday Colin Facebook page here:




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